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What's your favorite bakery or pastry shop in the South Bay?

Title has it....which places do you absolutely love?

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  1. I like Ester's German Bakery. They have a shop in the San Antonio Shopping Center in Mt View. They also go to a number of Farmer's Market, including Mt View and Sunnyvale.

    1. Pamplemousse in Redwood City! Delightful light macarons!

      1. La Patisserie in Cupertino; they made our wedding cake, too. They make a wide variety of cute single-serving pastries.

        Also, Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos, although I haven't been there for a few years.

        1. Satura Cakes, Japanese style Euro fusion pastries and cakes. Locations in Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Campbell.

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          1. re: K K

            Speaking of Satura Cakes: I noticed that they have significantly shrunk the size of their cream puffs. They are about 60% of the size that they used to be, but still cost $3/each.

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            Satura Cakes
            200 Main St, Los Altos, CA

            1. re: ssfire

              For less expensive, but still very tasty cream puffs, check out Paris Baguette and Green Bakery. Both of these are Korean bakeries on El Camino in Santa Clara.

              1. re: sairuh

                Correction on one of the Korean bakeries: I meant Baker's Village (on Halford, near El Camino), not Green Bakery (which I actually haven't been to). I just remembered by location, not by the correct name. ;)

          2. To add to the list Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos is also very good. I love Fleur de Coca and La Patisserie too.

            1. Draeger's in Menlo Park (They have really good carrot cake, but most everything I have tried is good).

              Whatever you do, DO NOT go to Whole Foods (at least, not the one in Redwood City). I've tried at least 10 different "gluten-free" bakery items, all awful. The latest was a pineapple upside down cake that was decorated with sliced kiwi fruit (talk about schizophrenic cake design) and raspberries and looked so appetizing, but it was hard and dry. I could have tossed it across the room like a football, except I couldn't detach it from my fork.

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              1. re: batchoy

                Hmmm. Not sure about Gluten-Free (sounds awful) but my friend had a delicious Fruit Tiramisu cake from whole foods. Very good!

              2. Bijan Bakery (havent been to them in a few years though)

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                Bijan Bakery & Cafe
                441 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129